Thursday, September 8, 2011

Make Your Reservations!

It's time again to mark your calendars and Make Your Reservations for October! As always, there are a lot of good books coming out! Here are some of the books we're looking forward to next month. Are any of these upcoming books on your list? If so, which ones?



A Beginner's Guide to Rakes
by Suzanne Enoch

All of London is abuzz with the return of the utterly alluring, recently widowed Diane Benchley. Will she remarry? What will she do with her late husband’s fortune? Sociey is shocked by her announcement—at the Grand Ball, of all places!—that she plans to open an exclusive gentleman’s gaming club in the family mansion. But no one is more stunned than the Marquis of Haybury, Oliver Warren.

Years ago, Oliver and Diane shared a private indiscretion. Now Diane threatens to reveal Oliver’s most ungentlemanly secrets...unless he agrees to help her. A notorious gambler—and rake—Oliver is overqualified to educate Diane in the ways and means of running her establishment. But striking a deal with Diane might just be the biggest risk Oliver has ever taken. This time, the only thing he has to lose is his heart...

(St. Martin's Press)


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Animal Attraction
by Jill Shalvis

Sunshine, Idaho, is a quiet ranching town, a perfect place to give injured animals a refuge…or to find one. And veterinarian Dell Connelly suspects there’s a reason his clinic’s uber-efficient receptionist has taken shelter here.

Jade Bennett couldn’t be happier to escape her well-meaning but smothering family and their expectations, not to mention the big-city jungle. There’s nothing like working with injured animals, having a forlorn, grumpy stray kitten make its home under her desk...or enjoying the gorgeous views of her ruggedly sexy boss

Jade is used to planning everything in her life, but Dell’s understanding has sparked an uncontrollable desire. And though Dell has never had time for love, Jade’s strength and sass is the kind of call no red-blooded male can resist...

(Berkley Sensation)


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In Total Surrender
by Anne Mallory

Andreas Merrick is the king of London’s dark underworld, having amassed unimaginable wealth and power...and a fierce reputation that leaves even the bravest men quaking in their boots. Yet one person is maddeningly unintimidated by his fearsome presence: the persistent Miss Phoebe Pace.

Equal parts honey and steel, Phoebe will stop at nothing to find her missing brother and save her family. Though associating with Andreas means peril and scandal, she never expects to experience a passion so intense that it threatens to consume her. But enigmatic Andreas is no ordinary man to love. He brings dangers from all sides— without and within—while tempting her beyond her wildest dreams...

(Avon)


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Werewolf in the North Woods
by Vicki Lewis Thompson

When she used to walk around her grandfather’s property out­side Portland, Abby Winchell loved the idea that Bigfoot was somewhere out there too. Now her grandfather swears he’s seen two creatures that fit the legendary description—and he has evidence. Sort of. Grandpa Earl may be a bit dotty, but when his neighbors invite a renowned anthropologist to disprove his theory, Abby decides to send the man packing...until she sees how hot he is.

Anthropology professor Roark Wallace can’t risk news be­ing made of a Bigfoot sighting in the north woods—not with a local pack of werewolves to protect. Disproving the evidence should be easy, but ignoring Abby is not. Her fiery red hair makes him want to sit up and beg, and this obvious attraction is making the pack suspicious...

(Signet)


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Unclaimed
by Courtney Milan

Her only hope for survival...

Handsome, wealthy and respected, Sir Mark Turner is the most sought-after bachelor in all of London—and he’s known far and wide for his irreproachable character. But behind his virtuous reputation lies a passionate nature he keeps carefully in check...until he meets the beautiful Jessica Farleigh, the woman he’s waited for all his life.


Is to ruin the man she loves...

But Jessica is a courtesan, not the genteel lady Sir Mark believes. Desperate to win free of a life she despises, she seizes her chance when Mark’s enemies make her an offer she can’t refuse: Seduce Mark and tarnish his good name, and a princely sum will be hers. Yet as she comes to know the man she’s sworn to destroy, Jessica will be forced to choose between the future she needs—and the love she knows is impossible.

(HQN)


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Flawless
by Carrie Lofty

Sir William Christie, ruthless tycoon and notorious ladies' man, is dead. Now his four grown children have gathered for the reading of his will. What lies in store for half-siblings Vivienne, Alexander, and twins Gareth and Gwyneth? Stunning challenges that will test their fortitude across a royal empire...and lead them to the marvelously passionate adventures of their lives.

Lady Vivienne Bancroft fled England for New York, hoping to shed the confines of her arranged marriage to unrepentant rogue Miles Durham, Viscount Bancroft--though she never forgot the fiery desire he unleashed with his slightest touch. And when the gambling man arrives on her doorstep for a little sensual revenge for her desertion, he is met with Vivienne's dilemma: she must earn her father's inheritance by profitably running a diamond business worth millions in colonial South Africa.

Swept together in an exotic undertaking filled with heated passion and hungry temptation, will Vivienne and Miles discover that the marriage vows they once made are the greatest snare--or the most treasured reward?

(Pocket)


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Slow Ride
by Erin McCarthy

As a tribute to her late journalist father, Tuesday Jones is planning a career benefit, auctioning off racing memorabilia and meet-and-greets with drivers. Ex-racing star Diesel Lange has had his own brush with death, and is determined not to waste another minute of his life- especially when he meets Tuesday. He wants nothing more than to shift their romance into high gear, but he knows she's still grieving. Can Diesel do the one thing he could never do on the track and take it slow?

(Berkley)


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Always a Temptress
by Eileen Dreyer

His greatest battle is just beginning...

Captain Harry Lidge has done his duty. After losing too many good men on the battlefield, he's ready to put his responsibilities behind him and live a life free of care. But first he has one last mission: find out what the most outrageous woman in London, the same woman who betrayed him nearly a decade earlier, is concealing, before her secrets take down the crown.

Her heart is the only thing she won't risk...

Surrounded by ardent admirers and a few loyal friends, Lady Kate Seaton glides through the ton on a confection of couture gowns and bon mots. No one suspects that beneath her lighthearted fa├žade Kate hides a sorrow so scandalous she'll do anything to keep it hidden. But only when she trusts Harry with the truth and only when he trusts her with his heart can they stop the villains all too willing to kill Kate to attain their ultimate goal: destroy England.

(Forever)


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Spider's Revenge
by Jennifer Estep

Old habits die hard for assassins.

And I plan on murdering someone before the night is through.

Killing used to be my regular gig, after all. Gin Blanco, aka the Spider, assassin-for-hire. And I was very, very good at it. Now, I'm ready to make the one hit that truly matters: Mab Monroe, the dangerous Fire elemental who murdered my family when I was thirteen. Oh, I don't think the mission will be easy, but turns out it's a bit more problematic than expected. The bitch knows I'm coming for her. So now I'm up against the army of lethal bounty hunters Mab hired to track me down. She also put a price on my baby sister's head. Keeping Bria safe is my first priority. Taking Mab out is a close second. Good thing I've got my powerful Ice and Stone magic—and my irresistible lover, Owen Grayson—to watch my back. This battle has been years in the making, and there's a good chance I won't survive. But if I'm going down, then Mab's coming with me...no matter what I have to do to make that happen.

(Pocket)


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Seduction of a Highland Lass
by Maya Banks

Fiercely loyal to his elder brother, Alaric McCabe leads his clan in the fight for their birthright. Now he is prepared to wed for duty, as well. But on his way to claim the hand of Rionna McDonald, daughter of a neighboring chieftain, he is ambushed and left for dead. Miraculously, his life is saved by the soft touch of a Highland angel, a courageous beauty who will put to the test his fealty to his clan, his honor, and his deepest desires.

An outcast from her own clan, Keeley McDonald was betrayed by those she loved and trusted. When the wounded warrior falls from his horse, she is drawn to his strong, lean body. The wicked glint in his green eyes ignites a passion that will follow them back to Alaric’s keep, where their forbidden love draws them deeper into the pleasures of the flesh. But as conspiracy and danger circle closer, Alaric must make an impossible choice: Will he betray his blood ties for the woman he loves?

(Ballantine)


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Bad Boys Do
by Victoria Dahl

Olivia Bishop is no fun. That’s what her ex-husband said. That’s what her smart bob and glasses imply. And with her trademark determination, Olivia sets out to remake her life. She’s going to spend time with her girlfriends and not throw it all away for some man. But when an outing with her book club leads her to a brewery taproom, the dark-haired beauty realizes that trouble – in the form of sexy Jamie Donovan – may be too tempting to avoid.

Jamie Donovan doesn’t mean to be bad. Sure, the wild streak in his wicked green eyes has lured the ladies before. But it’s time to grow up. He’s even ready for a serious romance. But how can that be when Olivia, the only right woman he has ever met, already has him pegged as wrong.

(HQN)


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Season for Temptation
by Theresa Romain

Two Sisters...

Julia Herington is overjoyed when her stepsister, Louisa, becomes engaged—to a viscount, no less. Louisa’s only hesitation is living a life under the ton’s critical gaze. But with his wry wit and unconventional ideas, Julia feels James is perfect for Louisa. She can only hope to find a man like him for herself. Exactly like him, in fact...

One Choice...

As the new Viscount Matheson, James wished to marry quickly and secure his title. Kind, intelligent Louisa seemed a suitable bride…until he met her stepsister. Julia is impetuous—and irresistible. Pledged to one sister, yet captivated by another, what is he to do? As Christmas and the whirl of the London season approach, James may be caught in a most scandalous conundrum, one that only true love, a bit of spiritous punch—and a twist of fate—will solve...

(Zebra)

41 comments:

  1. I love the covers on the werewolf series by VLT and am looking forward to picking up book 2:)

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  2. Boy Andrea, you never give a girl a chance to stop and smell those phermones! It's just September7th and your're already onto October?? I just cannot keep up with your pace, but with such wonderful options like these, I'll just have to start reading faster!

    Really though, thanks for giving us all such great peeks at books to come!

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  3. I will definitely be getting Suzanne Enoch's newest, she is another auto buy for me, has been for years.

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  4. October already? That was fast lol.

    There are a lot of books I'm looking forward to...well pretty much all the historicals on the list lol. I've heard a lot of good things about "Flawless."

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  5. I'm definitely looking forward to Animal Attraction by Jill Shalvis! :)

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  6. I've been waiting on Anne Mallory's book since finishing the last one -- can't wait to see more Andreas

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  7. Love the cover! ...defintely waiting on Animal Attraction and Spider's Revenge...also Always a Temptress....love the yellow in the cover!

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  9. I've already read and enjoyed the Mallory and the Milan. Enoch and Dreyer have long been autobuys for me and Shalvis has recently joined that list. Carrie Lofty may join that list too. I loved Song of Seduction and liked Portrait of Seduction, and the new series sounds intriguing. I'm also really looking forward to Theresa Romain's debut novel.

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  10. I am definitely making more room for my books, I need another room added on to my house! LOL!!

    I'm getting Suzanne Enoch's book, I really enjoy her books.

    Anything by Courtney Milan is a must have.

    A new to me author is Theresa Romain, books sounds interesting.

    Thanks for the heads-up!

    Have an awesome day!

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  11. Sorry I'm late, all. I've had spotty to no internet at home the last two days. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's fixed!

    Aren't those covers cute, Bella? VLT is awesome!

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  12. LOL, Flora! I know, I know. And I still haven't caught up on my reading from June! Ha!

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  13. Dianna, Suzie E is an auto buy for me and has been for years, too. I love her writing. :)

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  14. Antonia, I'm reading Flawless right now and loving it! Carrie Lofty's writing is beautiful.

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  15. I know you are, Trisha! Me, too!

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  16. gamistress66, Anne Mallory's book is the one I'm looking forward to the most. It's going to take a very special woman to tame Andreas!

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  17. Maria, that yellow is definitely eye catching, isn't it? Beautiful.

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  18. Janga, I added Theresa Romain's debut to my TBB list after PJ suggested the title. The book sounds like one I would love. :)

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  19. Dalila, I am starting to run out of room for books, too. And that is such a bad problem to have! LOL!

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  20. Janga said, I'm also really looking forward to Theresa Romain's debut novel.

    I read an ARC of Season for Temptation yesterday. It's an absolute delight! Loved every minute of it. I'm hoping it sells well because there's an important secondary character who deserves her own story!

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  21. Boy Andrea, you never give a girl a chance to stop and smell those phermones! It's just September7th and your're already onto October??

    LOL @ Flora! I know just what you mean. Honestly, I can't believe how fast time is flying by. And still so many fantastic books to read....

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  22. So many great books I do have Suzanne Enoch and Anne Mallory's on my list love their stories

    Have Fun
    Helen

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  23. Oh wow these books look fabulous. Love the covers. I will be looking for them.

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  24. Ack! There are so many next month!

    "Unclaimed"
    "Slow Ride"
    "Always a Temptress"
    "Seduction of a Highland Lass"

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  25. The Erin McCarthy, Suzanne Enoch, Jill Shalvis, and Theresa Romain all look great! And I've heard great things about the Courtney Milan too. My wallet is not going to thank me. ::sigh::

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  26. Spider's Revenge is definitely on my list. Some of the other's I'm looking forward to are Werewolf in the North Woods, Unclaimed and Always a Temptress.

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  27. I know I'll be reading the books by Milan, Estep, and Mallory. Lots of others look good, too. Must read faster!

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  28. So glad to hear it's good, PJ!!

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  29. I love their stories, too, Helen!

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  30. Aren't they gorgeous, Virginia? Covers have certainly come a long way since the 70s and 80s...

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  31. I know, Sheree! Great list you have there. :)

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  32. Lisa, I'm afraid there will be quite a few angry wallets next month! Ha!

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  33. Barbara, your list looks like Gannon's. You both have great taste. ;-)

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  34. LSUReader, I wish I read faster, too. Really, I do. :)

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  35. Looking forward to Jill Shalvis and Victoria Dahl's books .... I like romantic suspense or comptempary books... Happy reading all!!!


    Donna

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  36. I need writers to slow down and I need to read faster. I'll never catch up with all the books that sound too good to miss.

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  37. OCTOBER??? I am just used to the idea that we are in September.

    Fabulous list of books though!!

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  38. October has some fantastic reads. I am so looking forward to it.

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  39. Everything sounds great! Too many books, too little money, too little time... somethings got to give I want them all!

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  40. All of these books look delicious. I'm beginning to think that I need to win the lottery so I can build a bigger house to store all of the books I want. Yeah!

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  41. That's a great looking list! Several authors I haven't read before. I just have to carve out more time to read.

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